Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) legal adviser Tafazul Rizvi has filed a defamation suit against former speed-star Shoaib Akhtar.
Filing a legal notice of Rs 100 million against Shoaib Akhtar, Tafazul Rizvi said that the former cricketer should apologize for the allegations or face legal action.
The legal adviser of the PCB said that he would donate the compensation money to the dispensary of the High Court. Shoaib Akhtar should apologize or prove the allegations.
On the other hand, the Pakistan Bar Council has also reacted strongly to Shoaib Akhtar’s statement.
In a statement, Vice Chairman Pakistan Bar Council Abid Saqi said that Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Legal Adviser Tafazul Rizvi is a member of the bar and Shoaib Akhtar should not have made such a statement about him.
A statement from the Pakistan Bar Council said that the lawyer was pursuing the case as per the instructions of his client and the Bar Council would not allow such ridiculous statements.
The statement further said that Shoaib Akhtar should be careful.
It is pertinent to mention here that Shoaib Akhtar has come out in favor of middle order batsman Umar Akmal and gave statement in his support.
The record-breaking bowler opposed a three-year ban on Umar Akmal.
He said that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) was actually had personal grudge with Umar Akmal.
Shoaib Akhtar said that three years imprisonment is a very severe punishment.
Shoaib Akhtar had alleged that Tafazul Rizvi is complicating the cases of cricketers. He has also lost cases against me in the past.
on April 27, Justice (retd) Fazal Miran Chauhan, chairman of the disciplinary panel, had imposed a three years ban on Umar Akmal for violating the anti-corruption code.
Umar Akmal’s brother wicket-keeper-batsman Kamran Akmal had termed the PCB’s punishment as too harsh.